SEN Specialist (Mental Health)

Job Description

Bolton College is continuing progress towards being a Trauma Informed College. All staff are being trained in The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new team of Mental Health first aiders taken from college staff have been appointed to help with front line support for staff and learners.  This post is key to the mental health agenda and the welfare of our learners.

We are looking for experienced and dedicated staff who put the learner at the heart of everything they do.  You will be committed to inclusion and to supporting a very diverse group of learners to achieve their potential and realise their dreams’.  

SEN Specialist – Mental Health

Scale PO1

£30,902 - £33,590 (pro rata) per annum

29.6 hours per week


We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Specialist to join our Learner Support team in a dynamic role at Bolton College.


An opportunity has arisen for a senior practitioner within the Transition and Assessment team.  As a motivated self-starter, you will have experience in teaching learners with mental health needs and delivering mental health provision within an FE setting and in liaising with partner agencies, schools, parents and carers.  The post will involve writing professional reports for learners with significant mental health needs and working with the other staff in the team of specialist assessors to complete funding applications.  


For further information please contact Janet Bishop, Head of Learner Support (01204 482654) or Gillian Lonsdale, Transition and Support Leader (01204 482579).


An application pack can be downloaded from our website by accessing (, or by email request to:  


Closing date:                      23rd September 2020

Interview date:                   2nd October 2020

Job ref:                                 010-21